Shirtless Men Plus ESSENCE Festival Equaled Pure Heaven For The Ladies
Michael Rowe Photography

Yes, Essence Festival is a celebration of Black Girl Magic…but we surely didn’t mind all the man candy we were seeing throughout the weekend. There’s nothing, and I mean nothing, more irresistible than a fine Black man. Rest assured, there was no shortage of that in New Orleans this weekend. From the bearded baes walking the convention center to the shirtless “Netflix Is A Joke” tenderonis that hit the stage at Essence After Dark: y’all did that.

What men. What mighty good men! Take a scroll through the gallery and see all the tasty eye candy we spotted during Essence Festival weekend. You won’t be disappointed.